These large laurel hedging plants are all between 5.5 and 6ft (165 – 180cm) and are a highly effective way to plant a laurel hedge to give dense and immediate screening. Their size and bushiness represents extremely good value for those who can’t wait for their hedge to grow to the desired height.
We normally stock a range of sizes of large laurel hedging throughout the year including various sizes of root balled laurel plants during the colder months and container grown plants all year round. Container grown laurels are a more premium product than root balled plants as the roots will have developed well within the fertile compost in the pot to give the best chance of swift establishment when planted out in the garden.
Laurel hedging is extremely popular due to its evergreen vibrant green rounded leaves. With its relatively quick annual growth, its tolerance for different soil types and its desirability as a bird nesting site, laurel remains one of our best sellers.
These large laurel hedging plants should be planted 2ft (60cm) apart (as shown in the picture) and one would expect a laurel hedge to put on 1-1.5ft (30-45cm) growth a year if left untrimmed. Regular trimming will encourage your laurel hedge to thicken out to create a denser visual barrier.
If planting these plants in the drier months, it is important that they are watered properly using leaky hose (sometimes described as porous pipe) which can be connected to your existing hose pipe and will slowly leak water onto the roots of your hedge in a controlled manner to ensure that it soaks in and your hedge becomes properly watered. Leaky hose is cheap, easy to install and very effective. See our Accessories page for more details on leaky hose.
More information about planting large laurel hedging can be found on the Laurel category page.